WATERLOO, Ontario, Oct. 30, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — eleven-X Inc. and the University of British Columbia today announced a new Smart Campus project designed to collect data on the usage of parking spaces designated for persons with disabilities. The project will enable the university to provide enhanced accessible parking across the UBC campus.
The project will collect data on the use frequency of parking stalls for the disabled, located throughout the UBC Vancouver campus. Parking sensors, embedded in the pavement, will determine the presence or absence of motor vehicles. The sensors connect to the eleven-X LoRa™ Wide Area Network (LoRaWAN™), providing real-time data related to parking space usage. This data will provide detailed parking profiles for each individual parking stall, enabling officials to analyze and evaluate the effective use of the stalls.
“Our goal is to ensure UBC provides optimal parking accessibility for disabled individuals. Capturing real-time data will provide a detailed view of usage frequency enabling our operations to ensure that accessible parking is efficient and always available,” said Brian Jones, Director, Parking and Access Services. “Improving the parking experience for our students, staff and visitors, requiring accessible parking is our principle goal.”
The pilot project is expected to last approximately six months to provide the opportunity to collect an appropriate sampling of data based on seasonal and event factors. Upon conclusion, an evaluation of the project success criteria will determine any subsequent actions including the potential for broader campus deployment.
“UBC has examined a number of technologies for their Smart Campus requirements and we’re extremely pleased that UBC has chosen the eleven-X LoRa wireless network as the platform to launch this accessible parking initiative. Our goal is to aid UBC in delivering on the promise of providing improved and more efficient access to parking stalls for individuals with disabilities,” said Dan Mathers, President & CEO of eleven-X. “We look forward to further cooperation with UBC, introducing other ‘Smart’ applications for their Smart Campus initiative.”
eleven-X is a national wireless carrier operating Canada’s first and only coast-to-coast public low power network that enables the promise of Smart Campuses, Smart Cities and Enterprises. Supporting low cost sensors with low connectivity costs and the ability to maintain almost unlimited device connections, the network addresses many Internet of Things [IoT] applications and use cases including those using battery powered devices.
About University of British Columbia
The University of British Columbia is a global center for research and teaching, consistently ranked among the 40 best universities in the world. UBC Parking operate the largest university parking operation in Canada, overseeing more than 8,300 parking spaces and provides customers with parking options that afford easy, convenient access to facilities and activities on campus.
About eleven-X Inc.
eleven-X, a Contributing Member of the LoRa Alliance™, is a next-generation network operator enabling the Internet of Things [IoT]. Our low power wide area network [LPWAN] is Canada’s first and only public coast-to-coast network providing low cost connectivity with low cost sensors and devices for a variety of Smart City and Enterprise IoT applications. Based on LoRaWAN™, an international standard backed by over 500 companies, our carrier-grade network enables customers in the private and public sectors to efficiently and cost-effectively manage assets, create and maintain Smart Cities, and realize environmental sustainability. Visit eleven-x.com for more information.
LoRa™ and LoRaWAN™ marks used under license from the LoRa Alliance™.